Kids often ask for retakes… my computer froze, my internet stopped working, my little brother turned my computer off… my dog ate my homework… so how do you asses students in an online environment?
Kids often ask for retakes… my computer froze, my internet stopped working, my little brother turned my computer off… my dog ate my homework… so how do you assess in an online environment.1. Take all the questions you got wrong and do one of the following: a. Write a short paragraph on each one explaining what the correct answer is and why. You can collect outside resources (websites, books) to help you support your answer. b. Create a powerpoint, prezi, or other multimedia presentation with the same information. Include 1 slide for each incorrect answer. You can add pictures and weblinks here to help you make your answer richer! c. You can create your own jeopardy game with the questions/ answers as long as you include good definitions and explanations of what is the correct answer. You can find this at: http://jeopardylabs.com/ d. record a podcast or screencast explaining each question, their correct answer with supporting evidence and the list of resources you used to master this content.
Adapting Vendor Curriculum
Adapting Vendor Curriculum Engaging the Online Learner Boulder Valley School District
Example #1- The Timeline• Create a Timeline- Horse Evolution• Produce a Word Document• Add pictures Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012
Instead make a….Interactive Capzels Timeline • Capzels http://www.capzles.com/ • Share videos, pictures, music, text • Composed own music with Mixcraft • Iphone app • Can share on class Wiki or Ning Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012
Example #2- Researching a ScientistResearch a historical scientist*Their life*Their research*Their significant contributionsProduce- Word Document or Power Point Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012
Researching a Scientist Make it Current • Asked a current scientific expert about research • Read a scientific blog • Added it to their RSS feed • Participated in a Scientific Social Network- Cognito • Created a scientific project, collaborated with others …. Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012
Example #3- Element Brochure• Pick an element• Atomic mass, atomic number• Physical and Chemical Characteristics• Importance, General Use Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012
The Element Rap! Students add their voice• Created a podcast• Used Voice Changer Plus app• Uploaded to iTunesU to share with other students• Self and Peer evaluation• Publish Survey –students discuss and vote for best element song Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012
• Gold is so shiny • makes everything so bright • like the grills on my teeth • that used to be white. • • Golds the name of an element • you know that is true • and it goes by a symbol simply Au. • • Its a very precious metal • used for many a century • to make golden idols, coins and jewelry. • • 196.96 is golds atomic weight • but making people rich • is its most popular trait. • • Since golds a transition metal • I would really like to see • all the worlds supply of gold • transition straight to me. •Voice Changer Plus- podcast • -Aaron Stephanie Weber Boulder Universal 2012
Example #4Instead of a Online Lab or Watching a Simulation Students Design Their Own• Agent Sheets- Scalable Game Design CU- Boulder• Students program their own simulations to explain concepts, theories or mathematical equations• Apply to real world problems- behavior, interactions, relations hips• STEM based education Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012 Sandy Wilder
Example #5-Can I Retake My Quiz?Multiple ChoiceShort AnswerQuiz- 5-10 QuestionsExam 10-20+ Questions Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012
Example #5-Can I Retake My Quiz? The Power of Alternative AssessmentsFor all incorrect questions: Creating a. Write a short paragraph for each question, using supporting Evaluating evidence Analyzingb. Create a powerpoint, prezi, or other multimedia presentation Applyingc. Create your own jeopardy lab game or design your own Understanding simulation to explain a conceptd. record a podcast or screencast Remembering analyzing what you got wrong and why Stephanie Weber- Boulder Universal 2012